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The TAngler Bin project is a recreational fishing line recovery scheme.¬† The introduction of TAngler bins was designed as a practical environmental solution for the recovery and recycling of lost recreational fishing line that litters recreational fishing hotspots.
This project commenced in 2006 with a rollout of the OceanWatch Australia‚Äôs (OWA) specifically designed fishing line recycling bins at key recreational fishing hotspots in NSW coastal and inland locations, such as recreational areas, beaches and other fishing spots.
Since commencement the project has been introduced successfully in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, with over 200 bins deployed. The project is now being rolled out to Queensland coastal locations and other areas around Australia on request.
The TAngler Bin project is the first major operation in Australia to address problems connected with lost and littered recreational fishing line; these include:
- Death and injury to fish, birds and other wildlife
- Fish habitat degradation
- Pollution of the marine and coastal environment
- Loss of quality recreational fishing experience.
Along with the installation of TAngler bins, the project includes an accompanying education/information campaign aimed at encouraging the prevention of fishing litter.¬† ¬†The campaign’s focus is to help recreational fishers understand that keeping their fishing spots tidy and free of lost and littered fishing line will help preserve their fishing spots and the wildlife.
To roll out this program, OceanWatch partnered with NSW recreational fishing industry, DPI Fishcare Volunteers, local fishing clubs and bait and tackle shops and many local councils.
The program rollout targeted key coastal locations¬† where lost and littered fishing line were most prevalent.¬† (The locations were identified by the NSW Department of Primary Industry and local authorities.)
Since commencement, the project has collected more than 10 tons of discarded fishing line ¬†- a large amount all sent for recycling.
Participating Councils and others involved so far:
The following Councils and other organisations have joined the TAngler Bin network, and collectively, have installed around 200 bins while participating in the project:
|- Rockdale City Council||- Kogarah Council|
|- Lane Cove Council||- Manly Council|
|- Sutherland Shire Council||- Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park|
|- Hornsby Council||- Great Lakes Council|
|- Port Macquarie/Hastings Council||- Shoalhaven Council|
|- Wollongong City Council||- Kiama Municipal Council|
|- Pittwater Council||- Tweed Valley Shire Council|
|- Kempsey Shire Council||- Clarence Valley Council|
|- Bega Valley Shire Council||- Eurobodalla Shire Council|
|- Fraser Coast Regional Council||- Leichhardt Council|
|- Willoughby Shire Council||- Mosman Council|
|- Albury City Council||- Deniliquin Council|
|- Corowa Shire Council||- Monaro Acclimatisation Society|
|- Big 4 Deniliquin Holiday Park||- Deniliquin Riverside Caravan Park|
|- Lake Illawarra Authority (in cooperation with Shellharbour Council)|
|- Riverina Livestock Health and Pest Authority|
Other network partners include Taronga Zoo, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Far South Coast, Catch ‚Äėn Cook, Wooli School, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour Marine Discovery Centre, Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre (Eden), Burnett Mary Regional Group
For More Information
The TAngler Bin Project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust and the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust.
The TAngler Bin initiative is supported by OceanWatch Australia, through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring For Our Country and Burnett Mary Regional Group